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An exploration of learner midwives' ability to utilise reflective thinking as a means of enhancing learning

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dc.contributor.advisor Kubheka, B.A.
dc.contributor.author Shezi, Thokozile Marjorie.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-13T09:05:09Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-13T09:05:09Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/987
dc.description Submitted in fulfillment of the requirements fro the degree M.A. Curationis in Nursing Science Department at the University of Zululand, South Africa, 2004. en_US
dc.description.abstract The aim of the study was to explore the abilities of learner midwives in utilizing reflective thinking, so as to enhance their learning. An exploratory and descriptive study was undertaken to obtain the required information. Two questionnaires, one for the learner midwives and one for their dinical accompanists, were designed. They consisted of open-ended and closed-ended questions. Sample consisted of fifty (50) learner midwives and ten (10) dinical accompanists. The study revealed that reflective thinking was not applied by the learner midwives as, during the learning process, they were not aware of the strategies to use in order to stimulate this. The lack thereof, led to the inability of them to utilise this valuable tool, which would support and fadiitate faster learning with insight Based on the findings recommendations were presented. It was recommended that the reflective skills should be taught in the dassroom so that they can be consciously utilised throughout the course. The dinical accompanists should be in the correct, acceptable rate of dinical instructor to student. They should also be trained to be reflective practitioners, who are going to create a conducive atmosphere for the learners to be stimulated and to utilise reflection as a learning strategy. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Midwives--Psychological aspects. en_US
dc.subject Midwives--Study and teaching. en_US
dc.title An exploration of learner midwives' ability to utilise reflective thinking as a means of enhancing learning en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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